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  • Tube or plate is fine, but single shear??? What's the wall thickness on the square tube. Looks thin. I'd be worried about deflection with that bolt.
    Kevin

    My Buggy Build Thread

    Jeremy's CJ

    2007 JK Unlimited

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    • Huh, it never crossed my mind.

      You sure all that desert/rock racing fab you are always looking at doesn't have your eyes spoiled? This is just a trail rig... ;)


      Obviously, the mount is double shear in the tube and the threaded ends of the pins are not. These are designed after the factory stuff that never gave me an issue. The shaft is 5/8" 304 stainless. The tube is 0.125. I capped them & am planning on atleast one plate steel gusset. The end is birdmouthed around the corner of the frame. I agree it might still flex on the frame a bit. Do you think 3 - 4 gussets to the frame will solve that?

      I keep thinking about that little dog-leg upper rear shock mount that Clayton uses. They seem to hold up well.




      cell post
      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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      • shock mounts are tacked in. Still have to add those gussets. They will require a bit of sheet metal to house them in the bed.

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        Fuel cell skid/mount is almost done. First thing to do was 'Z' some 1/4" plate
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        I didn't get any pics of the process, but here it is, in. I really like how low profile it turned out.
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        'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
        1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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        • Lookin real nice, tank worked out well
          Doug Thornton

          99 TJ

          Pile of CJ parts...

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          • Nice Shocks!!! :) does the length work out right or u fabbed the towers to the shock length?
            Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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            • Guess I just look at it if you are starting from scratch why not over build it. Actually seems like a double sheer setup with two tabs would have been less work. Yours will probably work, I just overbuild everything now because it usually doesn't take any more effort.

              As compared to the factory setup...this is a completely different animal now. Links with coils will behave differently. Are you using a limiting strap??? I never do even though its the right way to do it. I just let the shocks limit the suspension. The shock bracket will be holding up the whole axle and the tire. Just something to think about.

              The tank and the cross member came out good. I like it.
              Kevin

              My Buggy Build Thread

              Jeremy's CJ

              2007 JK Unlimited

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              • Thanks guys.

                Rich, i fit the mounts to the shock length.

                Kev- you are right, two tabs would have been ALOT easer. Again, it didn't even cross my mind. Got stuck in the box on these. Sometimes it seems I subconsciously choose the design that will give me the most time on the lathe & mill. :p

                Gonna let the springs be the limiting factor. They are well retained at each end. The shocks are a hair long, so that should keep the full-weight off the mounts.

                cell post
                'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                • Looks good peter.. Everything is coming out great..

                  Sent from a Galaxy far far away
                  Chris


                  2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
                  5.7 hemi
                  Quadra drive 2

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                  • It may be worth the time to throw in a strap on each wheel, when you start spooling that turbo and get air on the high speed stuff you may need something stronger than the shock and springs to hold tings together. :)
                    Pete
                    CJ 5.75

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                    • Mill and Lathe time are a perfectly acceptable excuse for building anything. That is the best reason I've heard so far!!!
                      Kevin

                      My Buggy Build Thread

                      Jeremy's CJ

                      2007 JK Unlimited

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                      • Fuel cell work- got the pump in the tank!

                        IT is a YJ pump assembly out of Kevin's old YJ. :)

                        had to take 2" out of it.


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                        'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                        1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                        • Nice.
                          So those exposed female clamps won't put a charge in the tank?
                          Yeah, there's Ledder YJ parts all over the place lol
                          Dan M.
                          Former President, Secretary, Treasurer
                          48 days on trail in 2012!
                          '85 CJ7 - 4.0L,T-18,4.10s,Locked F&R,35s,Caged,Winch
                          '68 Kaiser Jeep M715 body transplant on '90 Dodge W350 in progress

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                          • Originally posted by warthog_cj7 View Post
                            Nice.
                            So those exposed female clamps won't put a charge in the tank?
                            Yeah, there's Ledder YJ parts all over the place lol
                            Don't think so. They are what the factory used. Just shortened their setup.

                            Yeah, cool to know it lives on. :)

                            cell post
                            'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                            1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                            • Wow those rear shock mounts are worse than parakeet perches. For shame. LOL I have a feeling they will fail where the stud is welded to the box. Why didn't you bend some hoops?

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                              • My parakeets were always double shear.:). That bolt is gonna be screaming when the rear drops out especially when bottomed out on the belly hunting for traction. Use straps and be careful on up travel as the shock will want to push through the mount.

                                Keep the mount and build on it or use it for limiting straps. Bilsteins will pull apart if used as limiters. There not like 1988 ranchos


                                Single shear is for lights and boat antennas.

                                I like the progress.
                                Robert Kosinski
                                http://robertkosinski.zenfolio.com/
                                http://www.youtube.com/user/rocksteadyrobk

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